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ASM 2018: Eating for Optimal Dental and Mental Health and a Healthy Waistline

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As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event. 

Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. She speaks regularly across North America to health professionals, corporations and associations about eating for optimal health and the prevention of disease. Ms. Pearson is the author of four books, including two award-winning national bestsellers. Her latest book is called Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate

ASM2018 is the single largest venue where the dental team members can earn continuing education credits all under one roof. The meeting offers a broad and diverse range of renowned speakers and topics for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office staff. There will be lectures, workshops and various exhibitors, showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies.

I hope you benefit from the information presented in this conversation. Be sure to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Until next Time!

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Highlights

Part one of this lecture is about how food choice affects our risk of dental caries, dental erosion and periodontal disease. It includes the latest research on sugary foods, acidic drinks, fl uoride, probiotics and more. Part two of this lecture is about how our relationship with food affects our mental health and our ability to maintain a healthy body weight. You’ll learn how emotional eating, addictive foods, body dissatisfaction, food location, food portions and lack of sleep all impact food intake. And you’ll get a clear understanding of what it takes to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

The session will allow attendees to:

Identify foods most harmful and most protective for dental health
Learn how highly palatable, processed foods influence reward pathways in the brain and promote overeating
Learn what successful weight-maintainers (lost weight and kept it off) have in common

The session will take place April 26 at 2:30 – 5:00 pm.

Full Interview (5.27″)

 

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